Job Opportunities



Please submit resumes to: Rosemary Smith, Director of Human Resources,

The Diocese is seeking a Communications/Social media Specialist:

SUMMARY: To assist the Director of Communications with overall communications duties with a specialization in developing and implementing the social media strategy for the diocese


1) Work with the Director of Communications in carrying out the annual objectives of the office under the direction of the Bishop of Syracuse

2) Develop and maintain plan/strategy for diocesan internet presence to include social media, web and management of online groups

3) Work with diocesan departments to enhance their evangelization efforts through internet presence

4) Monitor and respond to all social media interactions

5) Assess new standards, technologies and trends and formulate plans for future enhancements to social media strategies

6) Perform continuous enhancements and modifications to blogs, websites and social media outlets

7) Provide metrics of traffic statistics, reports and future blog comment feedback to appropriate areas

8) Perform other duties as assigned


• Knowledge of the Catholic Church

• Knowledge and experience with Content Management Systems, Social Media Platforms, Photshop, Word, Powerpoint, Excel

• Knowledge of new media strategies and online communications

• Working knowledge of and experience with online measurement platforms (Google Analytics, Youtube Insights, Facebook Insights)

• Excellent writing and presentation skills

• Press relations experience a plus

• Strong administrative and organizational skills

• Strong interpersonal skills


Bachelors Degree in Communication and/or Digital/Online Journalism

2 or more years with digital communications

The Diocese is seeking a Payroll Specialist

SUMMARY: Performs functions relating to the processing and reporting of lay, religious, and clergy payroll information for the Diocese of Syracuse.


1. Preparation of the bi-weekly payroll for lay, religious and clergy using the ADP payroll products. This includes gathering and verifying bi-weekly timesheets, keying payroll maintenance, new hires, preparing pay checks for distribution, processing direct deposits, garnishments, and other withholdings.

2. Utilize HR/B system in order to verify information which imports into the payroll system.

3. Verifies quarterly pension billing and monthly health, life, AFLAC, 403B, garnishments and other payroll deductions.

4. Complete NYS Unemployment claim requests.

5. Complete New York State Disability and Workers Compensation forms.

6. Performs all year end processes and verifications in order to produce and distribute accurate W-2 forms.

7. Provides employee salary data for budget forecasting.

8. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to work with detail, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be able to maintain confidential information, and work independently. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this position.


Associates Degree in Accounting or equivalent from a two year college; 3-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with ADP PC Payroll for Windows or ADP Workforce Now as well as report writing. Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience working with HR system helpful

2) The Diocese is seeking (3) regional coordinator Youth and Young Adult Ministry:

SUMMARY: Provides coordination of youth ministry support services to parishes in the region. Works with the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry staff to support and develop comprehensive youth ministry in parishes.


1. Conduct regular visits to parishes to assess youth ministry needs and determine support services required for sustainable youth ministry in each individual parish in the region.

2. Conducts individual consultations with pastors and youth ministry leaders in parishes

3. Maintains database for parishes and youth ministry leaders in the region.

4. Plan and organize monthly youth ministry meetings hosted in parishes in the region

5. Assists in planning annual diocesan youth events hosted within the region and diocese.

6. Attend monthly staff meetings and works with staff on annual calendar and youth ministry support services for the diocese

7. Assist Director in reviewing and maintaining department budget for program areas under their supervision.


• Knowledge of Catholic Youth Ministry models and methods

• Ability to speak to groups effectively

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong computer skills (Familiarity with Social Media and cloud based software preferred: CMS, Project Management, etc.)

• Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting youth and families

• Valid NYS driver’s license and use of registered and insured vehicle

• Willingness to travel throughout the Diocese

• Current certification in diocesan child and youth protection program

• Active member of the Roman Catholic faith community and in good standing


High School Diploma (Associates Degree preferred)

3 years’ experience in the field of parish youth ministry

3) The Diocese is seeking a person to serve as Program Coordinator of Evangelization- Part-time Position.

SUMMARY: Promote understanding of evangelization in its broadest scope and help to implement diocesan goals of evangelization as set forth by the Bishop using appropriate Church documents as foundation resources. Operate within a team context and engage in significant ministry collaboration to deliver resources and services to parishes, organizations, and diocesan departments. . Coordinate the planning & execution of all initiatives, including events, held by Office of Evangelization.


• Serve as office’s first point of contact for internal and external individuals.

• Streamline and manage event programming, logistics, promotion and registration.

• Coordinate meetings, training sessions and projects.

• Assist with the development of media content and marketing collateral

• Develop relationships with parishes to obtain key information and deliver quality services

• Develop and maintain database


 • A Catholic in good standing, who understands and supports the mission of the Church and of the Diocese of Syracuse

• A willingness to be a leader in the Evangelization effort of the Church, including being a witness to one’s own relationship with Christ

• Ability to anticipate needs, establish priorities, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate discretion, project a positive attitude and exercise a high level of professionalism.

• Strong skills in organizing, multi-tasking and following through in a busy, changing environment with little direct supervision.

• Excellent relationship-building skills with a focus on service to others; high level of energy, creativity and humor; ability to establish trust and work collaboratively.

• Strong oral and written communication skills.

• Administrative or project management skills a plus.

• Experience working with the public and handling issues/complaints in a diplomatic manner.

• Ability to be detail oriented, and to work independently.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (and/or equivalent) software; knowledge and experience in web development/management and/or technology and catechesis a plus.

• Demonstrated ability to handle confidential, time-sensitive and critical matters using good judgment, tact, respect and discretion.

• Flexibility in work hours, to accommodate the need to be available for programming on evenings and weekends when necessary.